Mr flicks

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2pm, 7TWO

PG. 1951. Stoic, rugged rancher Ran­dolph Scott is pushed into a corner by the town heavy, who moves in on his girl as well as his land. Looks bad for the gran­ite-faced one but Scott al­ways knows the point at which a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. And he does it. Mod­est but at­trac­tively pho­tographed out­door western. Joan Les­lie. 9.30pm, Go!

M. 2002. Fear­less vampire slayer Wes­ley Snipes is back hunt­ing the blood­suck­ers, though this time, an even greater dan­ger threat­ens both hu­mans and the vamps. Call­ing a truce, both species must hunt down and kill the deadly Reapers. Loads of gore and, as usual, shot in near dark­ness, which makes it a bit hard to fol­low. Snipes is great though. Ron Perl­man. 9.30pm, SBS TWO

M. 2010. When she gets her dream job in New York, art cu­ra­tor Lene Maria Chris­tensen is con­fronted by her own preg­nancy and the ter­mi­nal ill­ness of her fam­ily pa­tri­arch fa­ther, con­cerned that the fam­ily busi­ness will die with him. Com­pelling drama about the ten­sions within fam­i­lies. Jesper Chris­tensen.

ABOLD at­tempt by the ABC to cut through the po­lit­i­cal pol­lu­tion cloud­ing the cli­mate-change de­bate only high­lights the frus­tra­tion both sides have in get­ting their point across. I Can Change Your Mind About Cli­mate takes for­mer se­na­tor and cli­mate-change doubter Nick Minchin and founder of the Aus­tralian Youth Cli­mate Coali­tion Anna Rose on a dis­cov­ery tour.

Filmed last year, the aim is that Rose and Minchin meet with in­ter­na­tional ex­perts who sup­port their opin­ions, to con­vince the other they’re wrong and should change their mind.

Minchin and Rose talk to gra­ziers, car­bon modellers, pro­fes­sors and doc­tors – and visit Mauna Loa Ob­ser­va­tory in Hawaii, the Copen­hagen Con­sen­sus Cen­tre and sev­eral lo­ca­tions in the UK.

The ex­er­cise has its ben­e­fits for those want­ing to hear both sides of the de­bate, but it seems that Rose and Minchin are firmly set on their opin­ions and not will­ing to change.

In one visit, Rose ques­tions Pro­fes­sor Richard Lindzen’s cred­i­bil­ity be­cause of his al­leged links to the to­bacco in­dus­try, which makes Minchin’s blood boil. As Rose leaves the pro­fes­sor’s house she says: ‘‘He’s ob­vi­ously a smart per­son, but that doesn’t mean he’s smart about ev­ery­thing.’’

In a re­cent in­ter­view Minchin says: ‘‘I was dis­ap­pointed that in most of the ap­point­ments I ar­ranged with scep­tics, she (Rose) sought to dis­miss their views on the as­ser­tion that they were in the pocket of some big to­bacco or oil com­pany or some nasty crea­ture of that kind. ‘‘I was up­set by her (Rose’s) rude­ness.’’ Rose found scep­tics to have vary­ing views. ‘‘The thing about the peo­ple who ar­gue against car­bon pol­lu­tion is you find that some of the ar­gu­ments they put for­ward aren’t al­ways con­sis­tent,’’ she says. ‘‘There are just so many con­tra­dic­tory view­points for peo­ple ar­gu­ing against car­bon pol­lu­tion.’’

A spe­cial edi­tion of Q&A airs im­me­di­ately af­ter I Can Change Your Mind About Cli­mate to con­tinue the de­bate.

Thurs­day, 8.30pm, ABC1.

hosts Anna Rose and Nick Minchin.

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